Materials science and technology vol:6 issue:12 pages:1247-1250
A series of hot rolling textures of steel sheet with different compositions and hot rolling parameters have been compared. The observed hot rolling textures all belonged to a limited number of different types. These types seemed to depend on the composition, the hot rolling parameters, and the local deformation mode. The influence of these hot rolling textures on the properties of commercial sheet steels after cold rolling and continuous annealing is critically evaluated. For steels with a low content of high temperature precipitates, the texture and microstructure after intercritical hot rolling often appeared to be the result of a transformation induced recrystallisation process with a specific nucleation mode. Understanding of the nature of this type of recrystallisation may facilitate an improvement in the material properties by optimisation of the hot rolling texture.